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Cash crops and food security: Evidence from Ethiopian smallholder coffee producers

One of the key questions in food policy debates in the last decades has been the role of cash cropping for achieving food security in low income countries. We revisit this question in the context of smallholder coffee production in Ethiopia. Using unique data…


La recherche agricole en Afrique: Investir dans les futures récoltes: Synopsis

Depuis le passage au nouveau millénaire, l’Afrique au sud du Sahara (ASS) a connu une croissance économique sans précédent: dans la plupart des pays africains, les taux de pauvreté ont régulièrement diminué et les sources de revenus en zone rurale se sont…

discussion paper

Have Chinese firms become smaller? If so, why?

Normally as an economy develops, firm sizes increase. However, as measured by the employment rate, the firm size in China declined from 2004 to 2008. In this paper, we develop a structural dynamic model with heterogeneous workers to study the relative…


2016 Global hunger index: Getting to zero hunger

The 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI) presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger, focusing on how the world can get to Zero Hunger by 2030. The developing world has made substantial progress in reducing hunger since 2000. The…

book chapter

Global, regional, and national trends

The 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI) demonstrates substantial progress in terms of hunger reduction for the developing world. Whereas the 2000 GHI score for the developing world was 30.0, the 2016 GHI score is 21.3, showing a reduction of 29 percent (Figure…